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Jul 10, 2009 07:24 AM

Good Mexican Food

I'm relatively new to LA and had tons of pretty authentic Mexican restaurants where I came from. I haven't found any places here that I love . Any suggestions?

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  1. Depends. Are you looking for real Mexican? Or real Mexican-American?

    If the former, you want to go to places like Chichen Itza, Mariscos Chente, Babita, La Casita, La Huasteca, El Rincon Chilango, Mariscos Puerto Esperanza, etc.

    1. Try La Casita or Babita. Where do you come from? What do you consider authentic? There are many regions to Mexico.

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      1. re: Burger Boy

        I'm not talking pig intestines and cow brains authentic, but I'm half Mexican and used to being able to go to my Grandma's for some great barbacoa and homemade tortillas. I'm from Texas, so I like some decent Tex Mex and southwest type variations as well.

        1. re: Deliciosity

          Mexican or Texas style barbacoa? For Tex Mex, go to Don Rogelio's in Lennox, at 10618 Inglewood Ave, Lennox CA 90304.And they have Tex Mex style barbacoa, this place is probably your best option for Tex Mex.Very nice people and a uniquely charming setting.

          Hidalgo style barbacoa de borrego is available at Breed St. with consume, and usually they have pansita. Also try Borrego de Oro in East LA.These are solid places, for truly amazing barbacoa, there's Aqui es Texcoco, in Chula Vista. Of course it's Texcoco style.
          Excellent guide from Eat Nopal

          1. re: streetgourmetla

            Fantastic. I guess I know some of the places I'll be going this weekend!

            1. re: Deliciosity

              Andale pues.Hit Breed St. on Sunday night, around 7PM is a perfect time.Go to Nina's for huaraches, sopes, pambazos, and gorditas estilo DF, go to have tacos de guisado from La Jarocha(can't miss:tacos of arroz con huevo and chicharron), the barbacoa, the street crepes lady, and the pozole stand estilo Michoacano. And, the people.

        1. Monte Alban.

          Monte Alban
          11927 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

          1. When you have finished reading through this prior thread then go out and eat your way through the suggestions then check back and let the board know how you found them. ;-D>